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Work-engaged learning: towards a paradigm shift in assessment

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Journal publication date2011
JournalQuality in Higher Education
Journal number1
Volume17
Number of pages14
Pages117-130
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Student engagement with the world of work or voluntary service has become increasingly prominent in higher education curricula as nations and states seek competitive advantage for their economies. Developments in assessment have lagged behind developments in curricula. It is argued that the incorporation of work‐engaged learning into curricula requires a paradigm shift in assessment methodology. Even without such a paradigm shift, work‐engaged learning poses some significant challenges for the assurance of quality and standards.